Control the Government, not the People

The People don’t have to be morally perfect, just decent.
But the Government, just to be decent, must be morally perfect. Dr. Society 
Hence the need for a Foundational American Values Amendment to the Constitution to hold Politicians to a moral code of behavior which includes telling only the truth.
Dr. Society’s advice for a healthy Government:
Take two tablets of Moses and call me when it’s “Morning in America”.
The politicians and government of the USA are no longer bound by the morality, ethics and principles that were self evident when our Constitution was written.   One major symptom is that they have been very slowly stealing your wealth and freedom over the course of many decades.
You may have noticed market booms, busts, inflation, fluctuating interest rates, a decline in small business, jobs and a steady decline of your purchasing power and income.   All of those are directly caused by the government without your knowledge through their power to confiscate wealth, allocate spending and devalue the currency.
Since the great depression, it is not usually allowed to get to the point of disaster where you would wake up and fight back.  Make no mistake though, at some point there is no recovering and the country becomes a chronic invalid.  Witness the fate of Europe.
Politics is nothing more than the practical application of our values –  Rabbi Daniel Lapin “America’s Real War”
A Constitutional amendment process enumerating essential Foundational American Values, binding on Politicians and Government, will restore our Country’s health and your wealth and freedom. 
Dr. Society’s advice for a healthy Society:
Immerse yourself in Love and direct your loving kindness to those in your sphere of influence.
For the people, individual Values and Societal norms are much more efficient at bettering society and stopping crime than laws, regulations and statutes.
This premise is easily illustrated by waiting to cross at a crosswalk where there is no traffic light:
There are laws that drivers must stop for pedestrians at a crosswalk. 
However after 20 cars zoom by with no Police sirens you soon realize that the one who stops for you is doing so despite the fact that they can get away with disobeying the law.
They are instead obeying their internal values of common courtesy. Inner control always is better than outside control. 

If you try to control everything from the outside you soon need more police than there are citizens.   It is also expensive to the point of bankruptcy.  In the end it is impossible for a society to maintain outside control on all things no matter how much of a Police state.

The more outside control the less freedom there is. 

The more inner values the better the control and the more freedom for all.

The Constitutional Amendment process was implemented to protect the country in case Lawyers screwed with the Constitution.    

Lawyers don’t believe in abstinence and immediately began messing with it.    In 1913 they murdered the United States system of government and fathered a baby tyranny that is just reaching puberty.    Many people, maybe you too, are already feeling screwed. It’s time to control the government with Amendments before the tyranny reaches maturity.



Foundational American Values

You who are on the road must have a code that you can live by. Teach your children well.  – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (restating the words of Moses).

“Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. There is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists . . . an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness. Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people. The general government . . . can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any despotic or oppressive form so long as there is any virtue in the body of the people.” – President George Washington

Virtue is defined as conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles.   In America that meant the principles (not the diverse rituals) of the Jewish and Christian religions.  A virtuous society controls the government, not the people.  
Why Society and Government?
Individual Human Beings form a group and a society to protect themselves, their happiness, liberty and property and to magnify what they can accomplish as individuals.  This grouping has taken the form of family and clan, tribe, religion, city, state and nation.   Government is formed to direct society, judge disputes and control those who endanger society.   In most forms of government of these societies, throughout history, direction of society has been by the will of the governing body, not the people.   Liberty and property was protected only for the few or for the group controlled by the few.  
The purpose of the American society, which was formed and is solely sustained based on its unique founding values, is to:
  • Protect individual liberty, a self-evident, inalienable right, granted by nature and/or nature’s creator (whatever you believe that to be).
  • Preserve and protect the right to ownership and stewardship of property, for those who have earned Title to that property. A right to property is not a right to entitlement of that property. 
  • Maximize the amount of freedom for each individual while maintaining their safety and security through
    • a common defense (via  Constitutionally limited, military and legal power, which includes control of national borders, immigration and naturalization.  
    • Promoting the General Welfare via support of communications, keeping trade going smoothly and negotiating and upholding  treaties with foreign governments.  
    • Limited power to levy taxes on states and protective tariffs on incoming foreign trade to pay for the above.  
 For the American society to function and be sustained and in order to support the highest quality of life, for it’s citizens/members, there must be an agreement between it’s individuals to observe a common foundation of individual rights, responsibilities/duties, principles, morality and a code of ethics. 
American Federal and State Government, consists of individuals given power by individuals to do what they as individuals or smaller groups are insufficient to do. It is constrained in it’s power and it’s decisions informed, by this common foundation.  
This common foundation outlines the boundaries which shape our American society.  
Why do we need boundaries?  Without the boundary of our skin, we couldn’t live. Without the boundaries of time and space, we could not exist.  Without the boundaries of common foundational values, society can not function.